A SERIES of public meetings to discuss controversial plans for a £200million windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen will get under way next week.
A north-east oil service firm was fined £14,000 yesterday after an explosion sent five tonnes of cement powder into the atmosphere.
Oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood has accused Scottish ministers of being in denial over their belief that the country's energy needs can be met from renewable sources.
A BODY representing the UK's oil and gas industry is expected to meet an Australian firm which claims to have designed a replacement for controversial personal locator beacons for offshore workers.
THE ETAP project is an offshore development of nine different reservoirs, the ownership of which is divided between oil giants BP and Shell.
Health and safety experts are called to investigate a serious incident in the North Sea oil and gas sector almost every day, new figures revealed.
INDECENT assault, theft and vandalism were among the offshore incidents reported to Grampian Police last year, the Press and Journal can reveal.
A GROUP of north-east oil workers who were stranded on a rig in a remote area north of Russia were reunited with their loved ones last night after arriving back in Aberdeen.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond yesterday threw his weight behind a major investment by an energy company into Aberdeen University's landmark new library.
There was widespread rationing of fuel at filling stations across the north-east yesterday as forecourts tried to eke out their supplies.